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View from a hill over fields at White Sheet Hill, Wiltshire
A view frim White Sheet Hill, Wiltshire | © National Trust/John Miller

Outdoor activities in Wiltshire

Whether exploring the estates or ancient landscapes in our care, there's lots to do outdoors at a place near you in Wiltshire.

Outdoor activities in Wiltshire

Get active outside and take part in different outdoor activities near you.

Visitors and their dog walking with far reaching views all around at Whitesheet Hill near Stourhead in Wiltshire
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Explore the estate at Stourhead 

Explore the wider countryside around the Stourhead estate. Discover an Iron Age hillfort, Alfred’s Tower and ancient woodland. Then rest a while and listen to the wide variety of birds and creatures that call this estate home.

A family explore the parkland at Lacock, two adults look on as two children play at the base of an old tree, a willow sculpture representing the sun in its branches.
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Family-friendly things to do at Lacock 

Spring blooms, activity trails, medieval architecture and photographic discovery: have a fun-filled adventure at Lacock Abbey. Watch the gardens come to life, explore the nature and wildlife of the season and share the joy of blossom. Explore the abbey rooms and discover the window with a unique link to the invention of photography, find out more in the Fox Talbot Museum and feel inspired by the latest exhibition.

Dawn at Avebury stone circle, Wiltshire
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Exploring the stone circles at Avebury 

Visiting Avebury and the surrounding landscape is a unique experience. The area contains multiple Neolithic and Bronze Age features including the largest stone circle in the world which you can enter and explore.

A view of a barrow surrounded by trees at Stonehenge Landscape in autumn
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Things to do at the Stonehenge Landscape 

Follow in the footsteps of the people who built the Stonehenge Landscape 4,500 years ago, by visiting prehistoric monuments and settlements surrounding the iconic stone circle.

Image shows the coombes at Calstone and Cherhill Downs in the late evening sun in autumn, with an almost-bare tree in the foreground and golden countryside beyond
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Exploring Calstone and Cherhill Downs 

Cherhill Down can be identified by the chalk white horse and the Lansdowne Monument. Calstone Down is tucked behind, a perfect habitat for birds, insects and flowers.

View over countryside Win Green hill on a winter day
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Things to do on the estate at Win Green 

Explore Win Green on the South Wessex Downs with things to do, from kite-flying and picnicking to hunting for butterflies and waxcap mushrooms

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    Two adults and a child look at the house, with its pediment supported by columns, at Stourhead, Wiltshire

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    World-famous gardens, villages and ancient landscapes, and some lesser-known gems can all be found in Wiltshire.